Professional Security Magazine Online: UK Government identity crisis

10 December 2018

The UK Government influences our lives daily through its public services, from the NHS and education to social benefits and national security. However, a re-occurring obstacle that presents a challenge for accessing these services is proving identity, writes David Orme, SVP at IDEX Biometrics, a fingerprint sensor product company.

There are also high instances of healthcare and social benefit fraud where effectively proving identity is an ongoing issue. For these public services public services to be fully optimised, it is paramount to have the correct measures of identification in place to ensure that the correct people receive the services they need. Put simply, without an effective means of identification, the UK Government is massively at risk of being unable to maintain control of how its resources are deployed throughout the country.

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